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A simple blood test can check for Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms emerge

Alzheimer's disease is becoming more prevalent among aging Americans, and there are more aging Americans than ever before.

Startup companies designing user-friendly technologies for seniors

It is projected by the US Census Bureau that in the year 2050 there will be 458 million Americans of which 92.1 million will be 65 or older. Senior Americans will constitute slightly over 20 percent of the population as a whole if these projections a

Technology to aid the oncoming tsunami of people living with dementia

A study by The Lewin Group of Falls Church, VA for the Alzheimer's Association is predicting a skyrocketing number of Alzheimer's incidence and prevalence.

Autism in America

World Autism Awareness Day falls on April 2nd each year and is part of the larger World Autism Month observance. The observance includes hundreds of thousands of landmarks, homes, and buildings worldwide being swathed in light blue to recognize peopl

A New Day for “blue water” Navy Veterans

During the Vietnam War (1962-1975) the United States military, as well as the Republic of Vietnam, used defoliants for tactical purposes to reduce cover for enemy forces,

The changing landscape of memory care

Projected demographics indicate that memory care is about to become a booming market of opportunity for facilities and their construction that tend to developing specialized memory care needs. While some facilities are stand-alone solutions for

Planning for children with special needs

Estate planning requires specialized planning when you have a child with special needs. Looking to the future as to how your child will be able to function in the world as they age is particularly tricky to assess. What is the child’s long term

US Justice Department elder fraud sweep

In the largest ever nationwide elder fraud sweep the US Department of Justice (DOJ) has identified more than 260 defendants in fraud accounting for more than 750 million dollars. In each case, the defendants allegedly engaged in financial tactics

Medicaid Matters: Plan for When Your Ill Spouse Leaves Home

You may see it coming: Much as you want to and hard as you try, you just can’t take care of your ill spouse at home any more. At this emotionally difficult time, the last thing you need is the stress of not knowing where to find the money to pay

Federal Judge Declares the Affordable Care Act Unconstitutional

On December 14, 2018, a federal judge in Texas ruled that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as ObamaCare, is unconstitutional because of a recent change in federal tax law.The opinion, by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor, overturn

Veterans, home health care and technology

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has become an unlikely and innovative pioneer in the quest to provide cost-effective, quality in-home care for veterans. Although the agency has long been mired in controversies surrounding its programs

Tips to utilize when purchasing special needs housing

If you or a loved one is in the market for a home that will meet a physical or developmental need, there are some tips to consider before you begin the process. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) website lists state

Holding a Family Caregiving Meeting

A family caregiving meeting is an essential tool when dealing with the care of an aging loved one. These meetings are beneficial for helping to keep all family members abreast of decisions that need to be made, changes in diagnosis or prognosis, and

Trends in Medicaid Restrictions

Last year saw two huge trends in Medicaid restrictions: work requirements and a change in retroactive coverage. Several states have been approved for these Section 1115 Medicaid waivers and are already implementing these changes. Other states have ap

End of Life Planning: Preserving Quality

We lawyers prepare powers-of-attorney documents so that when our clients can no longer act for themselves, the documents will convey on other trusted people the authority to act on our clients’ behalf.

Holding a Family Caregiving Meeting

A family caregiving meeting is an essential tool when dealing with the care of an aging loved one. These meetings are beneficial for helping to keep all family members abreast of decisions that need to be made, changes in diagnosis or prognosis...

The Stress of Caregiving on the Sandwich Generation

Dorothy Miller, a social worker, first created the term “sandwich generation” in 1981. A Journalist, Carol Abaya, continued to study and add to what the term means. In 2006, Miriam Webster included the term, sandwich generation, in the dictionary for

Medicaid and Gift-Giving Can Be Risky

Mabel’s children were concerned that Mabel would need long-term nursing-home care in the near future. It was the holidays, and Mabel always got a lot of joy out of generosity. But her children had heard that people in Mabel’s circumstances should not

The Cost of Second Wedded Bliss

When people marry for the second time (or more), losing assets to pay for their new spouse’s serious illness is probably the last thing on their minds when they say “I do.” But that could happen. Current costs for long-term care facilities can run be

Bill Paying Service for Seniors

If you are a senior or have a loved one who is struggling with the process of paying their household bills, Silver Bills can eliminate the task and alleviate the worry about proper handling of monthly bills. As many baby boomers continue to opt for a